Bodybuilding winners announced

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Bodybuilding winners announced

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Story last updated at 5/22/2011 - 2:59 pm

Sports Briefs

Bodybuilding winners announced

The Kenai Peninsula Natural Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure and Bikini Championships were held May 14 at Kenai Central High School.

Highlights of the results were Amber Hamar of Soldotna winning Teenage Fitness, Chase Jensen winning Junior Men, Vahn Kirillov of Wasilla winning Novice Men, Rodney Wild of Chugiak winning Master's Men (over 40), Sohnya Hamar of Soldotna winning Women's Figure 5'4" and under, Natasha Sweatte of Anchorage winning Women's Bikini, Amy Vinson of Soldotna winning Pro-Natural Women, Melanie Redington of Wasilla taking second in Pro-Natural Women, Steve Dunn of Anchorage winning Lightweight Men (176 and under) with Soldotna's Ian Leach taking second and Soldotna's Darin Hagin taking third, Odean Hall of Soldotna winning Heavyweight Men (176 and over), Shawn Wolfe of Anchorage winning Pro-Natural Men, and Steve Dunn of Anchorage winning the overall men award.

By winning Pro-Natural, Vinson and Wolfe each picked up $500 in prize money. All overall winners also received guided fishing trips on the Kenai River.

MIHS of Canada to hit sports center

For the seventh year, MIHS of Canada will hold hockey camps at the Soldotna Sports Center. This year's camps will be from June 22 to 24.

There will be skill development and goaltender training for Mites, Squirts and Pee Wees. There also will be an exclusive girls development camp.

Instructors will be Brad Odegaard of MIHS, Quinnipiac women's captain Jordan Elkins and University of Minnesota Duluth goaltending coach Kenny Reiter.

For more information, contact Odegaard by email at or at 360-920-8199. Brochures are at the sports center or at

Oilers seek housing, announcing

The Peninsula Oilers are looking for housing and for an announcer for the upcoming summer.

For those interested in housing, the players arrive in early June and the season ends in late July. Host families receive season tickets. Contact housing coordinator Kathy Gensel at 262-9263 or call the Oilers office at 283-7133.

For the announcer, this year's home season has 31 home games. The announcer is paid hourly. Contact Shawn Maltby for more information at 283-7133.

Volleyball camp to come to area

All American Volleyball Camps and Peninsula Midnight Sun Volleyball Club are hosting a skills camp at Soldotna and Skyview high schools from Aug. 2 to 4. All American Volleyball Camps use instructors from top colleges, the U.S. National Team and professional players. In conducting camps on the Peninsula for over 15 years, AAVC has brought Olympians and national college players of the year to the area.

The camp is open to players entering grades eight through 12 next fall. Coaches focus on skill instruction, but include drills with gamelike conditions. The coach-to-player ratio is 1-to-12. The camp is limited to the first 48 applicants and is open to players from the Peninsula.

The camp will be 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday with a final session from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The cost is $140. Contact a middle school coach, high school coach or Bruce King ( or 262-9501) to sign up.



If you think the Kenai Peninsula is beautiful in the summer, you should see it when cloaked under a thick blanket of white with the aurora borealis rippling through the celestial canopy above.


Whether intentionally seeking berries for jellies and jams or just out for a casual hike, residents and visitors will find the 50-some varieties of wild berries in Alaska hard to resist.


There’s adventure and beauty in the wild country, but also an element of risk.

2010 Peninsula Clarion award winners

Best Education Reporting
1st Place – Dante Petri, “All under one roof

Suzan Nightingale Award: Best Columnist

2nd Place – Will Morrow, “Voices of the Clarion”

Best Sustained Coverage

3rd Place – Dante Petri, “Mt. Redoubt Eruption”

Best News Photo

3rd Place – M. Scott Moon, “Bear Rescue

Best Photo Portrait
3rd Place – M. Scott Moon, “Ear Gauger

Best Audio Slideshow
2nd Place – M. Scott Moon, “Learning to ski

Best Use of Story and Photos by a Journalist
2nd Place – Joseph Robertia, “Dipnet disaster averted

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